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Infonetics Research: Strong growth expected for security appliance and software markets; Cisco, Check Point surge

(March 09, 2010)

CAMPBELL, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/09/10 -- Market research firm Infonetics Research ( released the fourth quarter (4Q09) editions of its Content Security Appliances and Software and Network Security Appliances and Software market size, market share, and forecast reports.

"The 2010 year started off with a bang for security awareness overall, with major news headlines dominated by talk of the Google/China incident and mainstream publications reporting heavily on the iPhone and potential security risks in handheld devices and mobile networks. This increased awareness of security threats, combined with a return to spending in the branch office and the focus on cloud-based security services and security-as-a-service, will make 2010 a good year for the network and content security appliance and software markets," predicts Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics Research.


-- Network security appliance and software revenue increased 13% worldwide between 3Q09 and 4Q09, totaling $1.4 billion -- Virtually all network security vendors posted revenue growth in 4Q09, with the bump up in the market driven by market leaders Cisco (up 18% from 3Q09) and Check Point (up 22%) -- Juniper started a strong recovery in 3Q09, so while their 4Q09 sequential growth was not as high as Cisco's or Check Point's, their 2H09 performance was equally impressive -- In 4Q09, worldwide VPN and firewall software revenue increased 26%, SSL VPN gateway revenue 14%, and intrusion detection and prevention products 17% sequentially -- Infonetics Research projects the network security appliance and software market will grow to $6.4 billion in 2014


-- Content security appliance and software revenue grew 9% between 3Q09 and 4Q09 to $625 million -- Infonetics forecasts the worldwide security appliance and software market to hit $3.4 billion in 2014 -- Every content security gateway vendor that Infonetics tracks posted sequential revenue gains in 4Q09, ranging from the single digits for most to Cisco's strong 28% jump -- For the 2009 year, McAfee expanded its revenue market share lead for overall content security gateway (appliances and software), followed by Websense and Blue Coat -- The North American content security gateway market passed the $1 billion mark for the first time in 2009, hitting $1.15 billion

Infonetics' quarterly content security report provides worldwide and regional market share, market size, forecasts through 2014, and analysis of content security gateway appliances (messaging, Web/malware, integrated) and software. The service tracks Blue Coat, Cisco, Citrix, McAfee, SonicWALL, Symantec, Trend Micro, Websense, and others.

Infonetics' quarterly network security report provides worldwide and regional market share, market size, forecasts through 2014, and analysis of integrated security appliances in 6 price categories, secure routers in 3 price categories, SSL VPN gateways, VPN and firewall software, and in-line and traditional network-based intrusion detection and prevention (IDS/IPS) products. The report tracks Alcatel-Lucent, Array Networks, Celestix, Check Point, Cisco, Citrix, CA, D-Link, Enterasys, F5, Fortinet, GTA, Intrusion, ISS, Juniper, McAfee, Nokia, Nortel, SonicWALL, Sourcefire, Symantec, TippingPoint, WatchGuard, ZyXEL, and others.

Log on or join: From the portal, go to RESEARCH, then SECURITY.


-- Larry Howard, Vice President:, +1 408-583-3335 -- Scott Coyne, Senior Account Director, Eastern North America, Europe, Middle East:, +1 408-583-3395


-- Carriers rate security vendors, enterprises discuss virtual security in two new surveys -- Network access control (NAC) market hits $37 million in 3Q09, down 6% -- Network access control has evolved significantly, worth a fresh look (white paper) -- Content security survey: complexity drives cloud deployments; Cisco top vendor

See the Security area on Infonetics' service portal for details (

-- Total Security Pivot Quarterly Report -- Security Client Software Biannual Report -- NAC Enforcement Appliances Biannual Report -- Virtual Security Appliances Biannual Report -- IPS Product Vendor Ratings: North American Enterprise Survey

Infonetics Research is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete more effectively.

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